abigail at abigail.be
Thu Mar 27 13:43:33 GMT 2008
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 08:50:29AM +0100, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> On 26/03/2008, asmith9983 at gmail.com <asmith9983 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have the following file contents which I'm editing with vim:-
> > 1 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
> > 2 The:quick:brown:fox:jumped:over:the:lazy:dog.
> > 3 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
> > 4 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
> > 5 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
> > I want to place my cursor on the b of brown on line 2, and with a simple
> > command change all the colons(:) to end of line, to a space( ). Obviously its
> > a change to end
> > of line only, so a g substitute modifier is no good. I've also tried selecting
> > selecting to end of line with v, visual mode, then applying ! operator with
> > sed -e 's/:/ /', but it didn't work.
> My two cents:
> ;r<space> (repeat until end of line is reached...)
> Obviously not good for being automatised, but demonstrates the f and ;
> motion commands that I like a lot.
Since all but two ':'s have to be changed, I would use:
2G:s/:/ /g<CR>0f r:;.
That requires the least thinking for me. And uses only commands that are
there in 'vi' as well.
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